Carrollwood School Injury Attorney
School has changed a lot over the years. But the school’s legal responsibilities have not changed. Teachers, and the school districts which employ them, basically substitute for parents, at least in terms of student safety. If a child sustains a serious injury at a school-related function, the school district is almost always financially responsible for damages. Compensation in these cases is often high. Parents trust the school to take care of their children. So, a breach of duty is also a breach of trust.
The dedicated Carrollwood school injury attorneys at Moore Law take your child’s safety very seriously. We consider it an honor to stand up for their legal rights when the school has ignored this responsibility. So, our professional team hits the ground running. We connect victims with doctors and immediately begin collecting evidence. Later, when the case goes to court, we never stop fighting for you.
Falls are the most common on-campus injuries in Hillsborough County. Recently, schools have experienced well-chronicled budget problems. Frequently, maintenance is one of the first areas on the chopping block in these situations. Safety hazards, like wet floors and uneven walkways, that workers once took care of immediately now often linger for days.
Legally, public and private school students are invitees in Florida. Public schools economically benefit when kids come to school. Private schools benefit as well, since they charge tuition. Since students are invitees, the school usually has a duty of reasonable care. Officials must ensure the property is safe and also conduct frequent safety inspections.
Fights and more violent incidents, like shootings, also happen at many schools. The duty of care includes a responsibility to provide the necessary amount of security. If inadequate security substantially causes injury, the school district could be financially responsible for damages, although the individual actors are individually responsible for such injuries.
Kids are just as likely to get hurt, or perhaps even more likely to get hurt, on a field trip to an amusement or water park. These cases are often quite complex. Responsibility could lie with the landowner or the school district.
Furthermore, schools usually require caregivers to sign permission slips and liability waivers. However, a Carrollwood school injury lawyer can often successfully challenge such waivers. Usually, these documents are unenforceable contracts of adhesion. A take-it-or-leave-it contract is no contract at all.
Additionally, several kinds of transportation-related injuries are also possible when children leave their schools.
Bus drivers are commercial operators in Florida. So, they have a duty of utmost care to avoid vehicle collisions. Simply driving defensively isn’t enough.
The school also has individual safety responsibilities in this area. Children must be picked up and dropped off in safe locations. Busy street corners may be convenient locations, but they are usually not safe. Additionally, a school district employee must monitor children on the bus, to ensure they don’t fall in an aisle or get in a fight.
Count on a Diligent Hillsborough County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced school injury lawyer in Carrollwood, contact Moore Law by going online or calling 813-510-5400. Home, virtual, and hospital visits are available.